petertearai: Lead Carbon Battery questions/experiences?

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  • petertearaipetertearai Posts: 356Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    any one with lead carbon battery experience ?
    2225 wattts pv . Outback 2kw  fxr pure sine inverter . fm80 charge controller . victron battery monitor . 24 volts 450 ah surette batterys . off grid  holiday home 
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Posts: 4,099Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    How about starting a new thread!  I take it you are talking about "smart carbon" or the 5 year old technology that Trojan and Outback sell?
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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  • BB.BB. Posts: 28,085Super Moderators, Administrators admin
    Petertearai, I split your question into your own discussion... Continue on.

    -Blll

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Posts: 4,099Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    I have only 5 years experience with Trojan and it has not been bad. Not long enough to really say much other than I doubt it will be much better as there are many variables that shorten life of an offgrid battery. The advertising seems to make sense but I have not seen any data from accelerated life testing to compare. The price does not seem much more when the banks were installed compared to the generic.
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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  • petertearaipetertearai Posts: 356Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    Thanks Dave 
    Not sure  if im talking about smart carbon or old carbon. Outback have just launched a " new carbon " battery , but
    here in Newzealand  we dont get a great range . trojan importers dont bring in the RE range .
    considering this one   

    EXC-400AH - Shoto / Shuangdeng Group Company Limited - PDF ...


    or this  https://www.hiteksolar.co.nz/collections/off-grid-solar-products/products/6v-300ah-lead-carbon-supercapacitor-lcs-pb-c-battery-latest-technology



    2225 wattts pv . Outback 2kw  fxr pure sine inverter . fm80 charge controller . victron battery monitor . 24 volts 450 ah surette batterys . off grid  holiday home 
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Posts: 4,099Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Outback may have launched them there but has had them here for at least 5 years. I would buy what my local supplier can get. Shipping bad batteries for warranty is a losing game.
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
     http://members.sti.net/offgridsolar/
    E-mail [email protected]

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